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Training Log Archive: johncrowther

In the 7 days ending Dec 8, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Orienteering5 2:17:33 8.16(16:52) 13.13(10:29) 1178
  Running1 50:24 4.55(11:05) 7.32(6:53)
  Cycling1 45:41 9.39(4:52) 15.11(3:01)
  Total7 3:53:38 22.1(10:34) 35.56(6:34) 1178

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Sunday Dec 8, 2013 #

Orienteering race 26:45 [5] 2.75 km (9:44 / km) +59ft 9:25 / km
shoes: Mizuno Wave Ascend pair 3

Interval start race (so no head to head sprinting) on San Francisco State University campus. Turned my Garmin on indoors, and told it I was indoors, so no tracks today. Good run other than no 7 (upper cannopy), which others messed up as well.

Saturday Dec 7, 2013 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 30:25 [5] 2.83 km (10:45 / km) +190ft 9:45 / km
shoes: Jalas

Sprint at Golden Gate Park. First of 3 mass start sprints. I reached no 1 earlier than I expected, and was a bit confused - turned out that the control had been moved after it had been checked earlier. No 3 was a bit confusing as well - found it because I met faster people from the next heat leaving it. Also went to 18 before 17, but realized in time (!). Other than that, a good run. Ran with David Yee of NEOC for a bit in the middle.
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12 PM

Orienteering race 23:09 [5] 2.75 km (8:25 / km) +131ft 7:51 / km
shoes: Jalas

OK - This was one of the most intense orienteering experiences of my life (at least the second half was). I'd got into the 4th (of 6) brackets after my result in the last race (two years ago the best I could manage was 7th out of 8). About 1/2 way round I found myself running just ahead of GIna Nuss, but I couldn't shake her off. Every time I'd thought I'd made a better route choice and lost her, there she was just behind me. I had two thoughts: 1 - she musn't pass me, and 2 - I can't afford to make any mistakes. Finished a few seconds ahead of her, getting me into bracket 4 for the next race too (as was she - so a rematch is coming!).
Other things of note was that we took a high route from 12-13 (almost certainly not the best route choice), and left going down the steep trail to the west. Suddenly met one of the fastest brackets coming up the trail (the slower brackets had started first), and had to duck to avoid crashing ito them.
This race was also at Golden Gate Park.
4 PM

Orienteering race 28:46 [4] *** 2.58 km (11:09 / km) +387ft 9:04 / km

Race 3 of the day, now at McLaren Park. in a bracket with Gina Nuss (again), Patrick Nuss and Marie-Josée Parayre (plus two others). To add to the fun, I'd got seperated from my O shoes, so had to run in old road shoes (no grip on the steep hills). No 4 and 5 were close, and as I approached 6 I thought I might not have been to both of them (panic from yesterday?) - turned out at the end I had. Gina and Marie-Josée passed me here. 8-10 were on a steep bank (hard without O shoes) - got chased by a dog to no 10. By 12, Izzy Bryant had caught us from the next heat. I found 13 first of the 4 of us, but then made a mess of 16, and never recovered. I just couldn't keep up with the others on the final hill, although all were in sight going over the open on 16-17.
A fun race, but a bit too tired to repeat the intensity of race 2.

Friday Dec 6, 2013 #

5 PM

Orienteering race (Sprint) 28:28 [4] *** 2.22 km (12:49 / km) +410ft 10:00 / km
shoes: Jalas

Point Lobos, San Francisco. I'd had problems here in the past and had hopes to redeem myself today, but ot was not to be. Had problems reading the map due to the low light (and moisture on my glaases) and actually didn't see one of the controls leading to a rare mispunch.
Otherwise a mediocre run (not helped by an extremely late arrival on SF lat night) although it was nice to be in warmer and more humid air, and it was good hearing the waves on the Pacific Ocean below during the last few legs.

Wednesday Dec 4, 2013 #

6 PM

Running 50:24 [3] 4.55 mi (11:05 / mi)

City Park in the cold (<10 degrees F) and snow.

Monday Dec 2, 2013 #

Cycling 45:41 [2] 9.39 mi (4:52 / mi)

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